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Press Release

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Announces Class of 2024 Emerging Leaders

Jovan C. Richards
Published Date:
May 2, 2024

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jovan C. Richards, Media & Government Relations Manager,, 212.719.8392

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Announces Class of 2024 Emerging Leaders

NEW YORK – (April 26, 2024) – The New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) is honoring 11 accounting professionals, all under the age of 40 and excelling in their careers, with the 2024 Emerging Leaders Awards.

These exceptional young professionals hold or have held important roles in career-based, educational institutions or charitable organizations; have substantial involvement in their communities, beyond their day-to-day work life; reside or work in New York state; and are members of the NYSSCPA.

This year’s deserving individuals are either self-nominated or were nominated by colleagues or peers who highlighted their professional accomplishments, impact on their community, and why their nominee was deserving of this recognition.

The 2024 Emerging Leaders class includes—

1. Nicole Gilmartin, CPA, RBT CPAs, LLP, Poughkeepsie
2. Alicia Fine, CPA, Bonadio Group, LLP, Syracuse
3. Christopher Schneider, CPA, R.S. Abrams & Co., LLP, Islandia
4. Zhibai Lin, CPA, KPMG US, New York
5. Taylor M. Bickley, CPA, Wiss & Company, LLP, New York
6. Anthony Tramontano, CPA, Palmetto, Mollo, Molinaro & Passarello, LLP, Melville
7. Franco Martorana, CPA, CBIZ Marks Paneth, Woodbury
8. Li Tao, CPA, Wolfe Research, LLC, New York
9. Kaitlyn Hensler Axenfeld, CPA/CFF, CFE, Dannible & McKee, LLP, Syracuse
10. Brittany Bartula, CPA, University at Buffalo, Buffalo
11. Jake Krassner, CPA, LEFT LANE Development, New York

Winners will be recognized during the NYSSCPA Annual Meeting on May 9, 2024, at SECOND, 849 6th Avenue in Manhattan. Tickets to the Annual Meeting can be purchased online. A list of all 2024 honorees can be found at

For any press inquiries, please contact Jovan C. Richards, Media & Government Relations Manager, at or 212.719.8392.